ENON - THAO NGUYEN
“I like the spontaneous eruptions at shows,” says John Schmersal, the guy handling guitars, synths and vocals in the New York City rock trio Enon. “I like hecklers and stage banter.” Bear this in mind on Monday when, touring to support its latest release, Grass Geysers … Carbon Clouds, the musically uncompromising, quintessential indie band that refuses to sell out or suck up hits the Blue Lamp.
Enon seamlessly blends scorching rock guitar with bubbling analog synths, rattling bass lines by Toko Yasuda (who was briefly in Blonde Redhead) and a little Tokyo pop for an extremely modern and lively show. Oh, and the drummer is Matt Schulz.
“Enon live shows keep changing,” says Schmersal, who started out as a guitarist in the legendary Ohio band Brainiac. “But people will still leave our performances shellshocked from such a tactile display of unabashed hedonism that they will be incapable of returning to their normal texting, blogging, iChatting regimens for several consecutive minutes.”